Press Releases

Orbweaver Releases New eCommerce Solution

[BETHLEHEM, PA, August 4, 2016] – Orbweaver Sourcing, LLC, the leading provider of end-to-end, real-time supply chain integration for the electronics manufacturing industry, is proud to announce the release of Orbweaver Accelerate – the only turnkey eCommerce solution built by the electronic parts industry, for the electronic parts industry. Orbweaver Accelerate automatically integrates with customized pricing and availability data from suppliers to the storefront with real time data syncing and leverages the core infrastructure of Orbweaver Connect.

Orbweaver Accelerate“The development and launch of Orbweaver Accelerate is a direct consequence of the changing electronic parts industry,” said Tony Powell, Orbweaver’s co-founder and CTO. “Purchase habits are shifting and people, in general, are becoming more accustomed to buying online; it is a convenience that’s now expected. That’s where we come in. Our Orbweaver Accelerate solution can be deployed in only a few weeks, for a manageable cost, and customers can see ROI nearly instantly.”

Click here to schedule a demo of Orbweaver Accelerate or one of the company’s other solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry.

About Orbweaver Sourcing, LLC

Orbweaver is the first and only provider of complete, real-time supply chain integration solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry. Orbweaver’s suite of products and services empowers distributors, manufacturers and contract manufacturers to instantly and securely transfer and use critical supply chain data, resulting in dramatic increases in efficiency, reductions in cost and improvements in customer service. Orbweaver is headquartered midway between New York and Philadelphia in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

To learn more, visit orbweaver.com, or follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Orbweaver Connect™ Integrates Sonic Manufacturing Technologies

[BETHLEHEM, PA, June 30, 2016] – Orbweaver Sourcing, LLC, the leading provider of end-to-end, real-time supply chain integration for the electronics manufacturing industry, is pleased to announce the data integration of Orbweaver Connect™ in support of Sonic Manufacturing Technologies’ supply chain solution – Supply Chains at the Speed of Light™. Sonic partnered with Digi-Key Corporation to unveil the model that exchanges purchasing data within seconds of sensing demand and delivers components to manufacturing lines the next business day.

“We are thrilled to have worked with Sonic on this endeavor,” said Tony Powell, Orbweaver’s co-founder and CTO. “This is how the parts supply chain should work. Information should be readily available, nearly instantly, to help manufacturers stay on schedule and minimize delays in delivery, which has a direct impact on a business’ bottom line.”

sonic-logo-248x180“It was great to partner with Orbweaver on this effort. They have a great understanding of the industry and how to effectively work with its suppliers,” said David Ginsberg, VP Supply Chain for Sonic Manufacturing Technologies. “We expect 65% of our direct spend “MRP” purchasing to be automated within the year using Orbweaver Connect™ for integration, transport and standardization.”

DigikeyLogo1“Through this integration process with our trading partner, we found Orbweaver easy to work with, knowledgeable of the industry and very capable,” said Steve Vecchiarelli, VP of Supply Chain at Digi-Key. “I expect Orbweaver’s technology solutions, and the inherent peer-to-peer security offered by Orbweaver to be a critical component of similar integrations for Sonic Mfg. in the future.”

The model was tested in a live environment for two months and successfully delivered over one million components to Sonic “at the speed of light”; full fiber optic network speed without human touch. It will be rolled out to other top suppliers over the next year.

About Orbweaver Sourcing, LLC

Orbweaver is the first and only provider of complete, real-time supply chain integration solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry. The Orbweaver Platform empowers distributors, manufacturers and contract manufacturers to instantly and securely transfer and use critical supply chain data, resulting in dramatic increases in efficiency, reductions in cost and improvements in customer service. Orbweaver is headquartered midway between New York and Philadelphia in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. To learn more, visit orbweaver.com, or follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Sonic Manufacturing Technologies

Sonic Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. (Fremont, CA USA), is a leading provider of Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) supporting many of the tech OEMs and startups of the Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA) and western United States. Sonic established its reputation on quick-turn high-complexity prototypes, NPI and production and has grown over the years to offer this same level of support on the sustained production of business and consumer products; including medical. With over 80,000 s/f of manufacturing space and 8 automated surface mount lines; we are perhaps the highest capacity EMS facility on the west coast. Sonic is privately owned & proudly operated by its executive management team. For more information, go to www.sonicmfg.com.

About Digi-Key Corporation


Digi-Key Electronics, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com

Media contact:
Kelli Sheatsley
Altitude Marketing
kellis@altitudemarketing.com
610.421.8601

Orbweaver Joins Industry-Leading Association, ECIA

[BETHLEHEM, PA, May 5, 2016] – Orbweaver Sourcing, LLC, the developer of the Orbweaver Platform, a highly adaptable, API-driven data normalization and transfer platform for electronic parts distributors, OEMs and contract manufacturers, recently joined the Electric Components Industry Association (ECIA). Being part of the industry group connects Orbweaver with other supply chain professionals and enables the Orbweaver team to share in ECIA’s knowledge center of industry concepts, developments and trends.

“Joining ECIA is an important way for us to more fully connect with like-minded professionals and peers,” said Tony Powell, Orbweaver’s co-founder and CTO. “We’re looking forward to networking with other ECIA members and working with them to learn of their pain points, solutions and recommendations so we can ensure our Orbweaver Platform remains a best-in-class, leading edge solution for the industry.”

For more information about ECIA and to join, click here.

About Orbweaver Sourcing, LLC

Orbweaver is the first and only provider of complete, real-time supply chain integration solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry. The Orbweaver Platform empowers distributors, manufacturers and contract manufacturers to instantly and securely transfer and use critical supply chain data, resulting in dramatic increases in efficiency, reductions in cost and improvements in customer service. Orbweaver is headquartered midway between New York and Philadelphia in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. To learn more, visit orbweaver.com, or follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Media contact:
Kelli Sheatsley
Altitude Marketing
kellis@altitudemarketing.com
610.421.8601

Orbweaver’s Tony Powell to Speak at EDS Summit

[BETHLEHEM, PA, APRIL 21, 2016] – Orbweaver Sourcing, LLC, the developer of the Orbweaver Platform, a highly adaptable, API-driven data normalization and transfer platform for electronic parts distributors, OEMs and contract manufacturers, has announced that Co-Founder and CTO Tony Powell will speak at the EDS Summit in Las Vegas, which will take place from May 10-13, 2016.

Powell is slated to speak at 8:30 AM PT on Wednesday, May 11th regarding the problems with email in the electronic parts industry and the potential risks for suppliers, distributors and CMs utilizing the medium for sharing pricing and availability data.

Tony Powell co-founded Orbweaver Sourcing, LLC in 2012 and is the firm’s chief technology officer, where he is responsible for driving business strategy and all technological aspects of the company. Prior to founding Orbweaver, Powell worked for nearly two decades in various software engineering positions. In 2013, he worked with four other engineers to pass the patent, “protocol agnostic dynamic messaging platform and a system and a method thereof.” Tony is a graduate of Muhlenberg College and received his MBA from Lehigh University.

For more information about EDS and to register: Visit here.

About Orbweaver Sourcing, LLC

Orbweaver is the first and only provider of complete, real-time supply chain integration solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry. The Orbweaver Platform empowers distributors, manufacturers and contract manufacturers to instantly and securely transfer and use critical supply chain data, resulting in dramatic increases in efficiency, reductions in cost and improvements in customer service. Orbweaver is headquartered midway between New York and Philadelphia in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. To learn more, visit orbweaver.com, or follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Media contact:
Kelli Sheatsley
Altitude Marketing
kellis@altitudemarketing.com
610.421.8601

Orbweaver Featured in element14 API Gallery

[BETHLEHEM, PA, APRIL 8, 2016] – Orbweaver Sourcing, LLC, the developer of the Orbweaver Platform, a highly adaptable, API-driven data normalization and transfer platform for electronic parts distributors, OEMs and contract manufacturers, is a featured solution provider in element14’s API Gallery. Several years ago, Orbweaver partnered with Newark element14, an electronic component distributor that is part of the global Premier Farnell Group. Since that time, Orbweaver has had great success integrating a number of clients to Netwark element14 utilizing Orbweaver Connect.

The_element14_company_logo“Orbweaver has provided valuable services to Newark element14 customers, assisting them with high level, instant access to our product detail, current available inventory, and pricing through our API,” said Kate Facklam, Newark element14 eCommerce manager. “Speed to market is critical in any industry. Orbweaver Connect has enabled us to provide our customers with a rapid response in order to meet their business and development needs while maintaining their level of competitiveness in the market.”

Orbweaver’s proven success with Newark element14 contributed to the company attaining their first international client,based in Australia.

About Orbweaver Sourcing, LLC

Orbweaver is the first and only provider of complete, real-time supply chain integration solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry. The Orbweaver Platform empowers distributors, manufacturers and contract manufacturers to instantly and securely transfer and use critical supply chain data, resulting in dramatic increases in efficiency, reductions in cost and improvements in customer service. Orbweaver is headquartered midway between New York and Philadelphia in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. To learn more, visit orbweaver.com, or follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Media contact:
Kelli Sheatsley
Altitude Marketing
kellis@altitudemarketing.com
610.421.8601